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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Haus Rüschhaus in Münster, © Münsterland e.V.

100 Castles Route

Al­most 1,000 kilo­metres of cycle path through ro­mantic Mün­ster­land

Ro­mant­ic strong­holds and im­pos­ing stately homes: Cyc­lists can ex­per­i­en­ce the re­gion’s mag­ni­fi­cent ar­chi­tec­ture on Mün­ster­länd’s 100 Castles Route.

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balkantrasse-die-bergischen-drei, © Die Bergischen Drei

Balkan­trasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Ex­press rail­way

A con­veni­ent way to see the sights: the Balkan­trasse leads cyc­lists to the Rhine low­lands along a dis­used rail­way line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Unterwegs im Zwillbrocker Venn, © Münsterland e.V.

Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Site, the Her­mann monu­ment, flam­in­gos and at­tract­ive cit­ies like Mün­ster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path con­nects many of West­phalia’s top at­trac­tions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

In­dus­tri­al her­it­age in the Rhine­land with a bi­cycle

Cyc­ling route con­nects LVR (Rhine­land re­gion­al coun­cil) in­dus­tri­al mu­seums

On the cycle path of the in­dus­tri­al mu­seums, it is pos­sible to cre­ate pa­per, to de-scend in­to a tur­bine cel­lar and to face the entry ex­am­in­a­tion to be­come a train­ee in the iron and steel in­dustry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest net­work of cycle paths in Ger­many cov­ers easy, flat ter­rain

The Lower Rhine re­gion has Ger­many’s longest net­work of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyc­lists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tar­macked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Möhnetal Radweg, © Sabrinity Radwelt

Möhne Val­ley Cycle Path

Flat cyc­ling ter­rain through Sauer­land

While cyc­ling through Sauer­land is gen­er­ally de­mand­ing, the flat Möh­net­al-Rad­weg (Möhne Val­ley Cycle Path), which fol­lows a for-mer rail­way track, is not so.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Abteigaerten © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter, © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter

Mon­as­tery Gar­dens Route

A tour of mon­as­tery gar­dens in­clud­ing Schloss Cor­vey

Dis­cov­er me­di­ev­al secrets on a cyc­ling tour of mon­as­tery gar­dens in­clud­ing Schloss Cor­vey and the Wil­low Palace in Rheder.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The en­tire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaarge­birge

With no ma­jor as­cents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Aussicht Ruhrtalradweg, © RuhrtalRadweg, Dennis Stratmann

Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path

From idyll­ic land­scapes to in­dus­tri­al her­it­age

From in­dus­tri­al her­it­age and vi­brant cit­ies to idyll­ic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path passes many dif­fer­ent towns on its way through Sauer­land and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Drei-Flüsse-Tour bietet herrliche Ausblicke ins Ahrtal, © Archiv Ahr Rhein Eifel Tourismus & Service GmbH

Three Rivers Tour

Met­ro­pol­it­an flair, tran­quil coun­tryside and his­tor­ic vil­lages

This cir­cu­lar cycle route not only con­nects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also jux­ta­poses large cit­ies with his­tor­ic vil­lages, and Ro-man re­mains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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